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lovely lazy Friday

I’ve been either on the go or sick for weeks now without a break!  But today – today there is not a single thing written on my calendar – a FREE day!  A lazy day – a perfect Friday! So keeping with the feel of the day, this will be a lazy and easy post.

Marissa is home this morning, not having to go to work until 5:00 tonight.  I’ve been up since 7:00 AM, she got up at 9:00 when I woke her up (accidentally) to look at something online.  An hour later she said, “I want pancakes.”  Oooh, pancakes, that sounds good. So we made “Pancakes ala Marissa”, which means the mix was from a box, but there are always awesome mix-ins.  This time, the embellishments are toasted pecans and slices of ripe banana… yummers!  Then I added a little special touch of my own, cooking them in a mixture of butter AND Queen Creek Olive Mill Vanilla Bean Olive Oil – so good!

Another great thing about this particular Friday; Connor comes home for the week of Spring Break! He’ll be jealous about these pancakes, but luckily for him, there is some batter waiting for him in the fridge…

Pancakes ala Marissa

Make pancake batter according to box directions. Add in as many toasted chopped pecans as you would like and 1 or 2 sliced ripe bananas. Fold in gently.

Cook pancakes in a hot skillet with a mix of 1/2 tablespoon vanilla bean olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon melted butter (or just a tablespoon of butter). Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

UPDATE –  It is 12:30 and the “lazy” party of Friday is over… Connor has arrived home (yeah!) along with his laundry (boo!)

UPDATE #2 ….. several hours later… all done! Back to being lazy!

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1 Connor { 03.11.11 at 12:04 PM }


2 Marissa { 03.11.11 at 1:46 PM }

I am honored to have a recipe named after me on your blog 🙂

3 Linda Hopkins { 03.11.11 at 6:08 PM }

Oh, how I love having both my kids home with me! xoxo

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